Play, Active Recreation & Sport

We work for, and with, the people and places of our whānau, neighbourhoods, and communities; to strengthen our communities and to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi; to create supported and empowered people and places. 

We do this by: Leading and advocating for and with; Empowering and enabling; Supporting and partnering.


If we support equitable partnerships to protect accessibility, equity and inclusivity to Play by amplifying and connecting a range of opportunities at neighbourhood, Local Government, and regional levels, then this will support participation in more Play enablement and eventually lead to a Play centric region, that helps support well people and places.

Play Resources

Active Recreation

Active recreation is non-competitive physical activity undertaken for lifestyle, wellbeing, health and enjoyment.

This includes activities like walking, swimming, cycling, equipment-based exercise, fishing, running and yoga which can occur independently or with the involvement of a ‘provider’ group or organisation. Sport NZ provides resources and funding to help provide quality and accessible active recreation opportunities to meet the diverse needs of rangatahi in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Active Recreation Resources


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